Over the years, I’ve had young men stay at my house with me while they work on their education. At some point they move on into their own adventures. Wilphar is married and in Brezil with his wife.
Emmanuel is in Brezil. Jean-Pierre is married and is my neighbor and landlord. Jules is married and in
France. Esprenord is married and in the city of Cayes. Celian is in French Guyana.
The newer generation consists of Erntz (24), Steephenson (21), Herold (25), and Jean-Wesly, alias Bleck
(14). In February, I was hit with some significant changes one on top of the other. Erntz flew to the USA
for 9 months on February 7 th . Days before saying goodbye to Erntz, Herold had shared news that he and
his girlfriend had taken dramatic steps forward. They are scheduled to be married in May. On the heal of
those major changes, Bleck’s father has been visiting the country. He had been in Chile working as a
head mechanic and kind of out of the picture. Now Bleck’s dad is making arrangements to take Bleck out
of Haiti. Steephenson left for college in September. I see him on major holidays. In the days ahead I may
be alone in my house.
It’s funny how things change. One minute you are worried about too many. Then you have none. I’ve
learned in this life that you follow God’s lead. When He gives you 10, you hold all 10. When He takes
them away, you let them go.
I know people who plan and forecast and estimate. It’s all good. God uses it all. But in the end we are
just called to obey…today.
Missionary in Haiti.